8-Week: Intermediate Short Story Workshop

Intermediate Short Story Workshop

Building on the foundations of Intro to Writing the Short Story, this class will consist primarily of workshopping short story drafts. Each participant will have two opportunities to submit their work for peer review. In addition, we’ll use writing exercises and published short stories as launching points for generating new material and discussing aspects of the short story craft, such as narrative scope, narrator reliability, structure, building tension, and developing plot. Writers are encouraged to repeat this class as often as needed to provide the deadlines and structure for consistent output. 

Prerequisite: Intro to Writing the Short Story or equivalent workshop experience. Students self-select as intermediate, but if you'd like to make sure you're a good fit for the class, feel free to email a brief (3-5 page) writing sample to [email protected]

Required Texts*:

The 2017 O.Henry Prize Stories, ed. by Laura Furman

*Copies of these books are available to Lighthouse students at a 10% discount at the Tattered Cover on Colfax. Simply tell a Tattered Cover employee you are enrolled in a course at Lighthouse, and they will direct you to where the books are shelved.  

Instructor: Courtney E. Morgan, MFA Learn More


Aug 17, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pmAug 24, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pmAug 31, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pmSep 07, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pmSep 14, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pmSep 21, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pmSep 28, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pmOct 05, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm